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A cardinal has suggested that someone could be admitted to Communion after remarrying, if they were to avow that their first marriage was null – but marriage is a public act, not a private one

Nicola Sturgeon may be right about Trident but for the wrong reasons

The National Gallery is staging an exhibition displaying the works of Cornelius Johnson, court painter to Charles I

I was struck by all the people, some still to be born, who would experience the anointing with oil over the coming year

The Vatican has made a huge unforced error and it doesn’t seem to realise it

It is abundantly clear that ACTA is a pressure group for doctrinal change

Localism, at the expense of universalism, is a deadly poison for Catholics

I had not the slightest hesitation in signing the letter, and I was grateful to the organisers for undertaking the task

The Church may be quite good at handing out punishments, but seems less good in letting some sinners know they are forgiven

Unless Western powers show they care about human rights they will be exposed as hypocrites